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Nov 13, 2011
This is probably quite an out of fashion idea but I have always favoured having pairs of strikers on the pitch. It is based on a 4-4-2 formation rather than some modern 4-1-3-1-1 idea (although I remember when 4-4-2 was rather new).

You have 2 strikers on who know each other and how they play and give them 60 minutes or so. If they aren't getting anywhere, you bring them off and put on your 2nd pair of strikers.

And your 2nd pair of strikers might contain a player coming through who benefits from the time on pitch and playing against tiring opponents.

So we might start with Corr and Barney .... and then switch to, say, Sharky and Williams.

And one benefit is that this changes your attacking options in a manner known to the other 9 players on the pitch and removes some of the 'chopping and changing' that seems to go so that there is no settled line up.

As I say, this is a rather old fashioned .... but there can still be value in the 'old ways', can't there?